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|81:|| Godaddy sells for $2.25 Billion to a private equity group|
Go Daddy Group Inc. has been sold to a group of private equity firms in a deal valued at $2.25 billion.[br][br]The purchase, which includes assumption of the company's debt, was announced Friday afternoon by Go Daddy and the group of firms, made up of KKR and Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.
|July 2, 2011|
|82:|| Myspace Sold to Specific Media, Estimated at $35 Million|
The price is well below the $100 million that News Corp. had been hoping for and a chasm away from Myspace's one-time billion valuation.
|June 30, 2011|
|83:|| Foursquare Plans Check-in Discount Scheme With Amex|
Foursquare plans to introduce its largest partnership to date: a national deal with American Express to offer discounts to cardholders when they check in on their cellphone at certain shops and restaurants.
|June 23, 2011|
|84:|| Fake Security Software Ring Shut Down|
A gang that made more than $72m peddling fake security software has been shut down in a series of raids.[br][br]Co-ordinated by the FBI, the raids were carried out in the US, UK and six other countries.
|June 23, 2011|
|85:|| E.U. Data Protection Regulators To Investigate Rule Violations Over Facebook's Facial Recognition Permissions|
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission.
|June 8, 2011|
|86:|| Groupon Files For IPO|
Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.[br][br]The highly anticipated filing offers the first public look at the finances of one of the tech scene's hottest startups. Founded in 2008, the Chicago company had revenue of $713 million in 2010, up from $30 million in 2009.[br][br]That number reflects the face value of the coupons sold, a portion of which gets passed on to the merchants. Groupon's "gross profit" is the amount of revenue it keeps after making those payouts. In 2010, Groupon's gross profile was $280 million.
|June 3, 2011|
|87:|| Report: Groupon and Foursquare In Partnership Talks|
The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins. Mobile app users who tell their friends that they're in the vicinity of a venue offering a discount are obviously prime customers.[br][br]Social distribution could help Groupon move beyond email lists to a more precise and targeted audience. And Foursquare wouldn't mind the revenue it would get from these leads.
|May 23, 2011|
|88:|| Linkedin Goes Public, Soaring to Over $80 Per Share|
Investors keen to get in on the online networking craze snapped up LinkedIn Corp.'s IPO at $45 per share late Wednesday, hitting the top end of the projected price range. It minted LinkedIn with a market value of more than $4 billion, the highest for a U.S. Internet company taking its first bow on Wall Street since Google Inc. went public nearly seven years ago.
|May 19, 2011|
|89:|| Sony PlayStation Network Hack Attack May Have Stolen Personal Data|
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|90:|| Google Introduces Gmail Motion|
Gmail Motion uses your computer's built-in webcam and Google's patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels. ;)
|Apr 1, 2011|
|91:|| Study Reveals 53 Billion Visits to Piracy Sites In One Year|
Mark Mulligan, an analyst at research firm Forrester, points out that the numbers of visits does not necessarily equate to the number of downloads.
But it does show that commercial file-sharing sites, alongside other non-network based methods, are becoming as popular a way of sharing pirated music and films as peer-to-peer technologies.
"These upload sites index their files. It is very easy and convenient," he added.
|Jan 11, 2011|
|92:|| Klout Raises $8.5 Million Funding|
"It's been amazing seeing the passion the social media community has for their Klout Scores," says Joe Fernandez, CEO and co-founder of Klout.[br][br] "We have a lot of work ahead of us, though. We intend to invest heavily in increasing the performance of our system to deliver the accuracy, clarity and actionability commensurate with being the standard for influence. To do so, we will need to greatly expand the number of services that are analyzed in calculating the Klout Score and provide a much richer consumer experience.
|Jan 10, 2011|
|93:|| Google vs Facebook In Social, Innovation, and Growth|
Piper Jaffray tech analyst Gene Munster among the Facebook bulls. He just gave an interview to Bloomberg TV which must have made any Googlers listening cringe."
"Google has given up on social. Facebook owns the social graph, Google can't replicate it, and that race is over.
Google is just going to continue improving search instead of trying to compete head-on with Facebook.
Facebook is the place in Silicon Valley where all the rockstars want to work. Facebook is Google five years ago, and Google is Microsoft."
|Jan 5, 2011|
|94:|| Happy New Year 2011|
"To All WebmasterWorld Members - have a wonderful celebration and a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2011."
|Dec 31, 2010|
|95:|| Your Predictions for 2011|
"Looking back at previous predictions, and forward at 2011."
|Dec 31, 2010|
|96:|| Internet TV: Not Quite The Big Hit|
Internet-connected TVs made up 21% of all television sales in 2010, according to a recently released report by NPD Group's DisplaySearch. Sales are expected to more than double by 2014.
The only problem is hardly anyone is using them to surf the Internet. Just 45% of those who say they have an Internet-connected TV use that feature, DisplaySearch found.
"It's not something they're looking for, but it's there," said Paul Semenza, senior vice president of NPD Group's DisplaySearch. "It's being included more and more as a standard feature in high-end sets."
In other words, people are picking up Internet-connected TVs without knowing it or caring. It's kind of like buying a car with rain-sensing wipers.
|Dec 31, 2010|
|97:|| Merry Christmas|
"Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!"
|Dec 25, 2010|
|98:|| Net Neutrality - FCC Poised to Pass Controversial Set of Rules|
The FCC appears poised to pass a controversial set of rules that broadly create two classes of Internet access, one for fixed-line providers and the other for the wireless Net.
|Dec 21, 2010|
|99:|| Time Magazine Person of the Year: Mark Zuckerberg |
"Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year."
|Dec 15, 2010|
|100:|| Gawker Media Properties Usernames and Passwords Hacked|
Our user databases appear to have been compromised. The passwords were encrypted. But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack. You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords."
|Dec 13, 2010|
|101:|| Mastercard Site Hit By 'Hacktivists' Over Wikileaks|
"It has pledged to launch denial-of-service attacks on websites it sees as anti-Wikileaks."
|Dec 8, 2010|
|102:|| F.C.C. Opt-Out Privacy Plan May Hit Some Businesses Harder Than Others|
"If the vast majority of online users chose not to have their Internet activity tracked, the proposed 'do not track' system could have a severe effect on the industry, some experts say."
|Dec 6, 2010|
|103:|| FTC Online Privacy Plan Proposes 'Do Not Track' Option for Web Users|
"The F.T.C.'s proposal, a framework for commercial use of consumer data, would make consumer privacy the default position and would let Web users decide whether Internet sites and advertisers can build profiles of their browsing and buying habits as well as collect other personal information."
|Dec 2, 2010|
|104:|| U.S. Authorities Shut Down File Sharing Sites|
"Domains seized included a BitTorrent search engine, music download sites and shops selling fake designer clothing."
|Nov 29, 2010|
|105:|| Global Spam E-mail Down After Arrests Of Botnet Owners|
"One of the biggest successes was against the Pushdo or Cutwail botnet, which had been in operation since 2007 and was thought to be sending about 10% of global spam."
|Nov 16, 2010|
|106:|| Facebook, Amazon, Zynga Invest In Fund To Help Develop Social Web|
"We think that every industry is going to be fundamentally re-thought and designed around people."
|Oct 22, 2010|
|107:|| Turning Unwanted Telemarketing Calls Into Profit Opportunities|
"WebmasterWorld Members come up with novel ways to turn unwanted telemarketing calls into profit opportunities."
|Oct 9, 2010|
|108:|| Ex FTC Employee Files Complaint Over Google Privacy|
"Mr. Soghoian's complaint centers on the way the Internet handles links that users click on to surf."
|Oct 8, 2010|
|109:|| Report: US Feds Seek Net Encryption Backdoors|
"officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications, including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct 'peer to peer' messaging like Skype, to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order."
|Sept 28, 2010|
|110:|| Craigs List Censors Adult Ads|
"Craigslist, the Internet's iconic ad bazaar, has stopped allowing U.S. users to access its "adult services" ads."
|Sept 4, 2010|
|111:|| Best Countries to Immigrate to for Webmasters/Site Owners|
Where is a good place to setup shop?
|Aug 25, 2010|
|112:|| Intel Acquires McAfee For $7.68 Billion|
"The president and chief executive of Intel, Paul Otellini, said in the past, energy efficiency and connectivity had defined computing requirements, but security was becoming as important."
|Aug 19, 2010|
|113:|| Demand Media Files For IPO|
"While the domain name business is not going to garner a very high multiple (see Marchex which trades at about 2X revenue), the content business is on a tear, and Demand shares would surely be in demand in an IPO."
|Aug 7, 2010|
|114:|| Hacker Proves Router Security Weakness|
"One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, a security expert has shown."
|Aug 3, 2010|
|115:|| Mariposa Virus Botnet Hacker Arrested|
"They guys behind it said it was more successful than they had intended to be,"
|July 28, 2010|
|116:|| Security Flaw in Older vBulletin v3.8.6|
Only affects older vBulletin v3.8.6. Patch is available: "The exploit allows a malicious user to retrieve a forum's database credentials."
|July 23, 2010|
|117:|| Web Host Shuts Down 70,000 Blogs With No Notice|
'Blogetery.com said its server had been "terminated without any notification or explanation."'
|July 20, 2010|
|118:|| Developers Apps Removed From App Store Over Hacking Complaints|
"According to Thomson's e-mail, some of the apps that had jumped into the top-selling app lists contained user comments complaining that their accounts had been hacked to purchase the software."
|July 6, 2010|
|119:|| IP Addresses Filed In 'Hurt Locker' Piracy Court Order|
"Before Voltage can actually name defendants in its case, it must first acquire the identities of the alleged pirates from their ISPs."
|June 9, 2010|
|120:|| Web Browser 'Tabnapping' Phishing Attack|
"What we don't expect is that a page we've been looking at will change behind our backs, when we aren't looking."
|May 28, 2010|